Life aquatic

Here’s a roundup of ways to spend your summer on the water.



Kent Moye

Believe it or not, Oklahoma boasts more miles of shoreline than the Gulf and Atlantic coasts combined. The state is home to more than 200 lakes and offers over 1 million surface acres perfect for boating, swimming, fishing and water recreation of all kinds. In town, Tulsa has pools and water features galore. Here’s a roundup of ways to spend your summer on the water. 

 

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Stand-up paddleboarding

Public pools and waterparks

Splashpads and water playgrounds

Oklahoma swimming holes

Lake trips

 

Balancing act 

Stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) is the newest fitness craze to hit Tulsa. Although it’s a sport that can be associated with tropical ocean destinations, all you really need are a paddleboard and a body of water. Fortunately, we have an abundance of both in Oklahoma. 

SUP has a short learning curve, but requires balance and core and upper-body strength. It can be a fun pastime with family and friends or a way to incorporate fun and fitness into a healthy lifestyle.

Kent Moye owns SUP Oklahoma, located at Red Bud Marina on Lake Oologah, approximately 50 miles from Tulsa. It sells equipment, handles repairs and offers classes, including SUP yoga. 

“You can go for a leisurely paddle and enjoy being outdoors on the water by yourself, or take a cruise with friends and enjoy a sunset paddle,” Moye says. “Others might want to do some sprints, distance paddling or other training.”

Moye has seen a steady growth in popularity since he purchased the business in 2015. For Moye, at age 60, SUP has become a new way of life. He sees older adults enjoy the sport as it’s easier on the physique than other exercises, while the younger crowd also loves it for the sporting aspect.

“The Tulsa area has been great,” Moye says. “We see a lot of people curious and wanting to try it.”

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Dive in

There’s a plethora of pools in Tulsa. Here’s a short list of local public pools to take a dip in this summer. 

Valerie Grant

 

 

Safari Joe's H2O 

4707 E. 21st St. | 918-749-7385 | safarijoesh2o.com

10 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday.

Formerly Big Splash Water Park, this perennial family fun destination, which opens May 27, is undergoing many additions and improvements, including animal attractions featuring exotic birds and reptiles.

 

Chandler Park Pool

6500 W. 21st St. | 918-591-6051 | parks.tulsacountry.org 

1-6 p.m., Sunday-Tuesday, Thursday-Saturday; closed Wednesday. Open June 3-Aug. 12.

With almost 200 acres of natural beauty, Chandler Park provides panoramic views of Tulsa and numerous outdoor activities.

      

 

Lacy Park Pool 

2134 N. Madison Place | 918-596-1470 | cityoftulsa.org 

Noon-6 p.m., Tuesday-Sunday; closed Monday. Open in late May.

Lacy Community Center offers a fitness center, dance classes, social activities, education programs and special events.

 

 

LaFortune Park Pool

5501 S. Yale Ave. | 918-496-6223 | parks.tulsacounty.org 

1-6:30 p.m., Sunday-Tuesday, Thursday-Friday; noon-6:30 p.m., Saturday; closed Wednesday. Open June 3-Aug. 12.

Located inside LaFortune Park, which offers golf, baseball, tennis, a 5K trail, playgrounds, picnic tables, shelters, fishing and a community center. 

    

 

Nienhuis Aquatic Facility

3201 N. Ninth St., Broken Arrow | 918-357-3483 | brokenarrow.gov/317/swimming-pools

11 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Saturday; 1-6 p.m., Sunday; closed Wednesday. Open May 29.

Broken Arrow’s Nienhuis Park features a community center, ball fields, multiple picnic sites and playgrounds.

  

 

O’Brien Park Pool

6149 N. Lewis Ave. | 918-591-6008 | parks.tulsacounty.org 

1-6:30 p.m., Monday-Tuesday, Thursday-Friday; 1-6 p.m., Saturday-Sunday; closed Wednesday. Open June 3-Aug. 12.

Located in north Tulsa County, O’Brien Park also offers a walking trail, recreation center, outdoor basketball court, picnic shelters and a football field.

  

 

Reed Park Pool 

4233 S. Yukon Ave. | 918-591-4307 | facebook.com/reedcenter

1-7 p.m., Tuesday-Sunday; closed Monday. Open June 3-Aug. 12.

Check out its Facebook page for details about the annual K-9 Splash event for dogs and their owners at the end of the summer.

 

 

South County Recreation Center (SoCo)

13800 S. Peoria Ave., Bixby | 918-746-3780 | parks.tulsacounty.org

12:30-6 p.m., Sunday-Tuesday, Thursday-Saturday; closed Wednesday. Open June 3-Aug. 12.

SoCo offers activities and programs year-round such as self-defense, dance, craft shows and tennis. 

   

 

Whiteside Park Pool

4009 S. Pittsburg Ave. | 918-746-5040 | facebook.com/whitesiderecreationcenter

Noon-6 p.m., Monday-Saturday; available for Sunday rentals with lifeguard. Open June 3-Aug. 12.

The midtown park and community center offers numerous adult and child programs year-round, including fitness, dance, art classes and more.

 

 

Editor’s note: McClure and Berry Park pools remain closed for improvements. All four county pools are available to rent for special events. See the website for additional info and admission discounts.

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Splish, splash

When temperatures spike, relief can be found at one of Tulsa’s 31 splash pads or water playgrounds.

Courtesy City of Tulsa

 

When temperatures spike, relief can be found at one of Tulsa’s 31 splash pads or water playgrounds. All are open to the public and free of charge. Splash pads and water playgrounds are similar; however, splash pads lack the playground element and often lack restrooms or parking facilities. Hours of operation for all 31 locations are noon-8 p.m., daily beginning in May.

According to the City of Tulsa website, water playgrounds are available for rental. They can be opened up to three hours early for special occasions for a $25 fee per hour on weekdays or a $45 fee per hour on weekends.

Each splash pad and water playground has its own set of rules, so be sure to check what’s posted for proper attire, age requirements and other regulations. 

 

 Splash pads 

 Water playgrounds 

Archer – 2831 E. Archer St.

Benedict – 1630 E. 12th St.

Braden – 5036 E. Seventh St.

Carbondale – 2802 W. 48th St.

Crutchfield – 1345 E. Independence Ave.

Dawson – 2035 N. Kingston Ave.

Florence – 1936 S. Gary Ave.

Highland – 4909 E. 36th St.

Johnson – 6002 S. Riverside Drive

Lacy – 2134 N. Madison Place

Maple – 404 E. 15th St.

Penney – 531 S. 49th W. Ave.

Reed – 4233 S. Yukon Ave.

Springdale – 2223 E. Pine St.

Starks – 1622 N. Main St.

Tracy – 1134 S. Peoria Ave.

Veterans – 1875 S. Boulder Ave.

Wheeling – 2209 W. Wheeling Ave.

Zeigler – 3903 W. Fourth St.

Zink – 3216 S. Trenton Ave.

Chamberlain – 4949 N. Frankfort Ave.

Helmerich – 7301 S. Riverside Drive

Hunter – 5804 E. 91st St.

Kendall-Whittier – 2645 E. Fifth St.

Manion – 3003 E. 56th St.

Maxwell – 5251 E. Newton St.

Mohawk – 5701 E. 36th St. N.

Owen – 560 N. Maybelle St.

Schlegel – 3825 W. 53rd Place

Vining – 6502 N. Cincinnati Ave.

Whiteside – 4009 S. Pittsburg Ave.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guthrie Green/Shane Brown

 

Downtown for some summer fun? With all the events going on at Guthrie Green, don’t forget about its splash pad. Located on the east end of the park, the splash pad is a hit with kids, and adults, on a hot Tulsa summer day. Open 6 a.m.-11 p.m., beginning in May. 111 E. M.B. Brady St. guthriegreen.com.

At ONEOK Field, the splash pad is a homerun for kids. Splash pad use is only available to ticketholders. 201 N. Elgin Ave. tulsadrillers.com.

The River Parks splash pad operates by an on-demand push button for 10 minutes at a time. Come summertime, this is an oasis for youngsters. Open May 15-Oct. 1, from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. East 41st Street and South Riverside Drive. riverparks.org.

Courtesy ONEOK Field

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Swimming holes are popular ways to beat the Oklahoma heat.

Illinois River

Visitors flock to the Illinois River in the summer. The options are endless, but the most popular activity is a float trip. There are several outfitters and options, including canoes, kayaks or inflatable rafts for larger groups. Trips of various lengths and degrees of difficulty are available, ranging from 6- to 70-mile stretches. 

Offering a wide variety of accommodations, from campgrounds to resorts and attractions, including disc golf courses and waterslides, the Illinois River is a perfect weekend destination for the whole family.

 

Blue Hole Park

Located 7 miles east of Salina, the Blue Hole swimming area has been cooling visitors off for generations. The main swimming hole is fed by three springs. There is an admission fee and concession stand.

 

The Pawnee Bathhouse

Take a step back in time and visit the Pawnee Bathhouse. A beautiful, sandstone rock bathhouse that includes a 2-acre fresh water pool, a sandy beach, water slide, high dive, diving board and paddle boats.

Located about 60 miles west of Tulsa, the Pawnee Bathhouse is on the National Historic Register and was selected as Discover Oklahoma’s Favorite Summer Destination for 2003.

 

Spring Creek

Spring Creek is a natural, spring-fed, crystal-clear creek. The main area is located about 70 miles east of Tulsa off Highway 82. Although it’s mostly bound by private lands, there are several public and paid access points that are deep enough to swim. 

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Lake effect summer

Get out of the city heat and escape to one of our nearby lakes. Amenities are plentiful. Just pack your bathing suit, sunblock, shades and a picnic for the ultimate fun in the sun.

Hiking at Keystone State Park. Courtesy

 

Keystone Lake

Keystone Lake is maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and has 16 recreation areas for visitors to enjoy.

Perks: Conveniently located 15 miles west of downtown, Keystone Lake has a plethora of activities, including fishing, hiking, camping and horseback riding. 


Must do: Opening Memorial Day weekend, Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at Keystone Lake is the ultimate family fun destination. 

Activities include camping, fishing, stand-up paddleboard rental, kayak rental and a giant floating water park called the Wibit. Jellystone is located at 29365 W. Highway 51, Mannford. keystonelakejp.com.

The Wibit at Jellystone Park at Keystone Lake. Courtesy

 

 

Grand Lake

Located approximately an hour northeast of Tulsa, Grand Lake is a perennial favorite for anyone who loves water activities.

Perks: Its 46,500 surface acres of water are ideal for boating, skiing, fishing, swimming and sailing.

Many companies offer a wide variety of water sport equipment rental, including ski boats, skis, tubes, pontoon boats, bass boats, wave runners/jet skis and sailboats.

Fishing has always been a popular activity on Grand Lake.

In May 2013, Bassmasters Magazine ranked it among the top 15 bass fishing lakes in the country. The lake also has an abundance of catfish, crappie and paddlefish, to name a few. Grand Lake hosted the Bassmasters Classic, the Super Bowl of professional bass fishing, in 2013 and 2016. 

For the dedicated fisherman, Grand Lake hosts many tournaments throughout the year. For those wanting to learn more about the sport, contact one of the fishing guide services in the area.

If you enjoy the water, but want to stay dry, Grand Lake offers a variety of land-based attractions. 

Har-Ber Village. Courtesy

 

Grove’s Har-Ber Village, 4404 W. 20th St., is a pioneer history museum and village. Open March through November, Har-Ber Village offers demonstrations of frontier life, hosts artifacts and weekly workshops, including jewelry making, soap making, bread making and various cooking classes. Reservations are required for workshops and classes. 

Har-Ber Village. Courtesy

For those interested in more immersive activities, the village offers Pioneer Camp, Art Camp and Nature Camp.

For history enthusiasts, Har-Ber Village Museum has been chosen as a host venue for the 2017 tour of the Smithsonian Institution’s exhibit, “The Way We Worked.” The exhibit will be at the museum through May 8. Visit har-bervillage.com for details.

To reconnect with nature, check out the area’s five state parks.

There are numerous waterfront campgrounds, including Bernice State Park. Campsites are available for tents and RVs. The park hosts an impressive nature center, ranked one of the 10 best in the state by Best of Oklahoma. Come meet the park’s newest resident, a 7-year-old coyote, or watch local wildlife in its natural habitat from two wildlife watchtowers. 

The Bernice State Park Nature Center, 54101 E. Highway 85A, Bernice, is open 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesday-Sunday. 

Bernice State Park Nature Center. Courtesy Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department

 

Golfing is a popular pastime at Grand Lake. Many courses are available to the public along the vast shoreline, including Patricia Island, Grand Cherokee and Cherokee Grove. For those seeking luxury and relaxation, Shangri La has it all. After extensive, multi-million dollar renovations, this lakeside getaway boasts 27 championship golf holes and a stunning new clubhouse. Its course received 4.5 out of 5 stars from Golf Digest Magazine.

Make a weekend out of it by booking a room at its new resort, spa and conference center.


Must do: For those seeking more adventure, Sail Grand at the Shangri La Marina offers parasail rides. Fly high over the blue waters and enjoy panoramic views of the beautiful landscapes.

Legends No. 9  at Shangri-La Resort. Courtesy.

 

Lake Tenkiller

Nestled in the foothills of the Ozarks, Lake Tenkiller is about an hour and a half southeast of Tulsa. Known for its steep bluffs and clear, blue waters, the lake offers opportunities for nature lovers of all kinds.

Lake Tenkiller

Perks: According to the Gore Chamber of Commerce, the area of the Lower Illinois River just below the Tenkiller Dam is the “Trout Capital of Oklahoma.” Year-round fishing is available at Lake Tenkiller with an abundance of bass, crappie, catfish and walleye.

With approximately 1,400 acres available for camping, including two state parks, privately owned campgrounds, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-maintained campgrounds, stay around to explore this natural paradise.


Must do: Lake Tenkiller’s clear water makes it a popular destination for scuba divers from the surrounding region. 

Dive shops are available to provide certification, scuba equipment and instruction.

According to the Lake Tenkiller Area Visitors Guide, when the Illinois River was flooded to create the lake, a town was left behind on the lake bottom. Artifacts like horseshoes, buggies, homes and farm equipment — all protected by state law — are still accessible underwater.

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Mothers of Preschoolers (and preschool means prior to school, ages 6 weeks to 5 years old). MOPS warmly welcomes any mom that has at least one child age 6 weeks to 5 years old. By joining MOPS, you...

Cost: Free

Where:
Eastwood Baptist Church
948 S 91st E Ave
Tulsa, OK  74112
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Sponsor: Eastwood Baptist Church
Telephone: 918-836-8686
Contact Name: Shirley Pittenger
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Few animals conjure the power and symbolic presence of the North American bison. Whether painted on a tipi or an artist’s canvas, minted on a nickel, or seen grazing in Yellowstone National Park,...

Cost: $12.50 adult entry

Where:
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
1700 NE 63rd Street
Oklahoma City, OK  73111
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The Museum’s Dickinson Research Center is home to more than 700,000 photographs, 44,000 books, and perhaps unexpectedly, at least 1,000 horses. Meet some of the herd in Horseplay, the new...

Cost: $12.50 adult entry

Where:
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
1700 NE 63rd Street
Oklahoma City, OK  73111
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Men and women from across the American West played critical roles — both “over there” and on the home front — in helping the Allies win World War I. The American Expeditionary Force (AEF)...

Cost: $12.50 adult entry

Where:
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
1700 NE 63rd Street
Oklahoma City, OK  73111
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As Lakota artist Oscar Howe wrote in 1958, “There is much more to Indian art than pretty, stylized pictures.” This exhibition highlights this depth and the 20th century American masters who...

Cost: $12.50 adult entry

Where:
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
1700 NE 63rd Street
Oklahoma City, OK  73111
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34th Chelsea International Fine Art Competition—Opens on February 5th, 2019   Agora Gallery is pleased to invite artists from across the globe to enter the 34th Annual Chelsea...

Cost: $45 entry fee for up to 5 images ($5 for each additional image)

Where:
Agora Gallery
530 W 25th St.
New York, NY  10001
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Sponsor: Agora Gallery
Telephone: +1 212-226-4151
Contact Name: Carolina Carilo
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Winter's Grace Publishing, of northeast Oklahoma, is holding its inaugural Dead of Winter Flash Fiction Contest. It opened January 1 and it closes February 28. It's open to all creative writers...

Cost: $15 per story

Where:
, OK


Sponsor: Winter's Grace Publishing
Telephone: 918-852-6311
Contact Name: C.D. Smart
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The Bixby Freedom Celebration is the largest free, public fireworks extravaganza in this area. In it’s second year the 2016 Bixby Freedom Celebration brought approximately 13,000 people from our...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bentley Sports Complex
8505 E 148th ST South
Bixby, OK  74008
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Sponsor: The Bridge Church
Telephone: 918-394-4330
Contact Name: Martha Roark
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"Night of Dreams" is Tulsa Dream Center's annual gala that raises funds for those in greatest need in North Tulsa. Tulsa Dream Center feeds hungry families, educates children, clothes those who are...

Cost: Tickets-$200, Sponsorships - $1500-$25000

Where:
Mayo Hotel
115 W 5th St
Tulsa, OK  74103
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Sponsor: Tulsa Dream Center
Telephone: 918-284-4571
Contact Name: Olivia Martin
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Borrowed Forms Learn to craft content regardless of the format. Turn your mortgage payoff letter into a personal essay about purchasing a home or an orthodontist report transformed into an...

Cost: $225

Where:
Center for Poets and Writers at OSU-Tulsa
700 N. Greenwood Ave.
Tulsa, OK  74106
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Sponsor: Center for Poets and Writers at OSU-Tulsa
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After headlining across the globe, Denise is thrilled to be back in her hometown bringing her power and passion to the Rainbow Room with tunes from Broadway, Standard Classics and Jazz to Rock...

Cost: $10 General Admission

Where:
OkEq - Lynn Riggs Theatre
621 East 4th St.
Tulsa, OK  74120
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Sponsor: Oklahomans for Equal Rights
Telephone: 918-637-25866
Contact Name: Pat Hobbs
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Friday, February 22, 2019 8:00 am – 4:30 pm Oklahoma State University - Tulsa Conference Meeting Room: North Hall, Room 150 The 2019 Chautauqua will focus on the relationship between family...

Cost: $20-$75

Where:
OSU-Tulsa
700 N. Greenwood Ave.
Tulsa, OK  74106
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Sponsor: OSU Center for Family Resilience and the OSU Center for Wellness and Recovery
Contact Name: Dr. Amanda Harrist
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The Museum’s Dickinson Research Center is home to more than 700,000 photographs, 44,000 books, and perhaps unexpectedly, at least 1,000 horses. Meet some of the herd in Horseplay, the new...

Cost: $12.50 adult entry

Where:
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
1700 NE 63rd Street
Oklahoma City, OK  73111
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Few animals conjure the power and symbolic presence of the North American bison. Whether painted on a tipi or an artist’s canvas, minted on a nickel, or seen grazing in Yellowstone National Park,...

Cost: $12.50 adult entry

Where:
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
1700 NE 63rd Street
Oklahoma City, OK  73111
View map »

More information

As Lakota artist Oscar Howe wrote in 1958, “There is much more to Indian art than pretty, stylized pictures.” This exhibition highlights this depth and the 20th century American masters who...

Cost: $12.50 adult entry

Where:
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
1700 NE 63rd Street
Oklahoma City, OK  73111
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Men and women from across the American West played critical roles — both “over there” and on the home front — in helping the Allies win World War I. The American Expeditionary Force (AEF)...

Cost: $12.50 adult entry

Where:
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
1700 NE 63rd Street
Oklahoma City, OK  73111
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Do you and your pup have "cabin fever"? Come out to the Botanic Garden during our "Dog Days of Winter" - Fridays and Saturdays during January and February only when four-legged...

Cost: Free for Garden members & their dogs. Admission + $4 per dog for non-members.

Where:
Tulsa Botanic Garden
3900 Tulsa Botanic Drive
Tulsa, OK  74127
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Sponsor: Tulsa Botanic Garden
Telephone: 918-289-0330
Contact Name: Lori Hutson

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34th Chelsea International Fine Art Competition—Opens on February 5th, 2019   Agora Gallery is pleased to invite artists from across the globe to enter the 34th Annual Chelsea...

Cost: $45 entry fee for up to 5 images ($5 for each additional image)

Where:
Agora Gallery
530 W 25th St.
New York, NY  10001
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Sponsor: Agora Gallery
Telephone: +1 212-226-4151
Contact Name: Carolina Carilo
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Winter's Grace Publishing, of northeast Oklahoma, is holding its inaugural Dead of Winter Flash Fiction Contest. It opened January 1 and it closes February 28. It's open to all creative writers...

Cost: $15 per story

Where:
, OK


Sponsor: Winter's Grace Publishing
Telephone: 918-852-6311
Contact Name: C.D. Smart
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Sweets & Cream will be reopening Friday, February 22 at 3PM! Come on by for a $1.99 ice cream cookie sandwich and give a small donation to the Tips for Charity effort to help support our local...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Sweets & Cream
1114 S Yale Avenue
Tulsa, OK  74112
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Sponsor: Sweets & Cream
Telephone: 918-633-3182
Contact Name: Erik Collins
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5:00-6:00 Nature & Madness is the contemplative indie-folk project of Ryan Pickop. Ryan's work is rooted in Americana, rooted in the Earth. Challenging without being confrontational, we are offered...

Cost: Free

Where:
Heirloom Rustic Ales
Tulsa, OK


Sponsor: Heirloom Rustic Ales

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Solo performance. Originally from the OKC area, Adrienne Gilley is a vocalist, guitar player, songwriter. Drawing from co-writers and influential mentors and supporters in the Tulsa music scene,...

Cost: Tipping encouraged

Where:
The Colony
2809 S. Harvard
Tulsa, OK  74114
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Sample various whiskey, have dinner and hear some fabulous music! 

Cost: 150.00

Where:
Studio 308
308 S. Lansing Ave.
Tulsa, OK  74120
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Sponsor: Lindsey House
Telephone: 918-933-5222
Contact Name: Diana Denny
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JAKE OWEN Multiple chart-topping singer/songwriter Jake Owen’s new single “Down To The Honkytonk” is rapidly climbing the Billboard Country Airplay charts. With seven #1 songs to...

Cost: $50, $75, $100

Where:
Osage Casino
Tulsa, OK

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Sunday in the Park with George follows painter Georges Seurat in the months leading up to the completion of his most famous painting, "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte." Consumed...

Cost: $25.00 for adults, $22.50 for students & seniors with ID

Where:
Tulsa Performing Arts Center
110 E. 2nd St.
Tulsa, OK  74103
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Sponsor: American Theatre Company
Telephone: (918) 747-9494
Contact Name: Meghan Hurley
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Join us for the 59th Annual Book Fair! Saturday, February 23, 2019 8:00 am–3:00 pm Holland Hall Primary School Gym Open to the public. Tickets $1, 18 and under free. No RSVP required,...

Cost: $1

Where:
Holland Hall Primary School
5666 E. 81 St.
Tulsa, OK  74137
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Sponsor: Holland Hall
Telephone: 918-481-1111
Contact Name: Heather Brasel
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The Orbit Initiative, produced by The Tulsa Performing Arts Center and Trust, resumes its FREE community satellite adventures at seven local community centers this Saturday, January 12th, and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Various
Various
Tulsa, OK  Various
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Sponsor: The Tulsa Performing Arts Center and Trust
Telephone: 918-596-7119
Contact Name: Jeremy Stevens
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As Lakota artist Oscar Howe wrote in 1958, “There is much more to Indian art than pretty, stylized pictures.” This exhibition highlights this depth and the 20th century American masters who...

Cost: $12.50 adult entry

Where:
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
1700 NE 63rd Street
Oklahoma City, OK  73111
View map »

More information

Do you and your pup have "cabin fever"? Come out to the Botanic Garden during our "Dog Days of Winter" - Fridays and Saturdays during January and February only when four-legged...

Cost: Free for Garden members & their dogs. Admission + $4 per dog for non-members.

Where:
Tulsa Botanic Garden
3900 Tulsa Botanic Drive
Tulsa, OK  74127
View map »


Sponsor: Tulsa Botanic Garden
Telephone: 918-289-0330
Contact Name: Lori Hutson

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Men and women from across the American West played critical roles — both “over there” and on the home front — in helping the Allies win World War I. The American Expeditionary Force (AEF)...

Cost: $12.50 adult entry

Where:
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
1700 NE 63rd Street
Oklahoma City, OK  73111
View map »

More information

Few animals conjure the power and symbolic presence of the North American bison. Whether painted on a tipi or an artist’s canvas, minted on a nickel, or seen grazing in Yellowstone National Park,...

Cost: $12.50 adult entry

Where:
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
1700 NE 63rd Street
Oklahoma City, OK  73111
View map »

More information

The Museum’s Dickinson Research Center is home to more than 700,000 photographs, 44,000 books, and perhaps unexpectedly, at least 1,000 horses. Meet some of the herd in Horseplay, the new...

Cost: $12.50 adult entry

Where:
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
1700 NE 63rd Street
Oklahoma City, OK  73111
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Pain Management Class Non-medical Treatments for Pain Non-medical treatments may be used to treat chronic pain, along with pain medicines. They might also be used alone for mild pain or...

Cost: Free and Open to the Public

Where:
Glenpool Library
730 E. 141st Street
Glenpool, OK  74033
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Sponsor: Success Skills
Telephone: 405-401-3519
Contact Name: Ron Watkins

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34th Chelsea International Fine Art Competition—Opens on February 5th, 2019   Agora Gallery is pleased to invite artists from across the globe to enter the 34th Annual Chelsea...

Cost: $45 entry fee for up to 5 images ($5 for each additional image)

Where:
Agora Gallery
530 W 25th St.
New York, NY  10001
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Sponsor: Agora Gallery
Telephone: +1 212-226-4151
Contact Name: Carolina Carilo
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Winter's Grace Publishing, of northeast Oklahoma, is holding its inaugural Dead of Winter Flash Fiction Contest. It opened January 1 and it closes February 28. It's open to all creative writers...

Cost: $15 per story

Where:
, OK


Sponsor: Winter's Grace Publishing
Telephone: 918-852-6311
Contact Name: C.D. Smart
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Youth members of the six area Boys & Girls Clubs compete for college scholarships in the Annual Youth of the Year competition. The winners are announced at this banquet. Volunteers making a...

Cost: $75

Where:
ORU Global Learning Center
7777 S Lewis Ave
Tulsa, OK  74171
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Sponsor: The Salvation Army
Telephone: 918-587-7801
Contact Name: Samantha Knappen
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Cocktails, dinner and program with live and silent auctions followed by a Casino and dancing.

Cost: $200 per person, sponsorships available

Where:
The Mayo Hotel
115 W. 5th Street
Tulsa
Tulsa, OK  74103
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Sponsor: Tulsa CASA, Inc.
Telephone: 918-584-2272
Contact Name: Paula McKay
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Dancing, cocktails, Cajun and jazz...all of the goodies that Mardi Gras has!  Come join New Hope Oklahoma in a night of Mardi Gras fun!  New Hope Oklahoma strives to end generational...

Cost: TBD

Where:
The Bond
608 E 3rd St
Tulsa, OK  74120
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Dancing, cocktails, Cajun and jazz...all of the goodies that Mardi Gras has!  Come join New Hope Oklahoma in a night of Mardi Gras fun! New Hope Oklahoma strives to end generational incarceration,...

Cost: TBD

Where:
The Bond Event Center
608 E 3rd St
Tulsa, OK  74120
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Cocktails, dinner and program;  silent and live auctions followed by a Casino and dancing.

Cost: $200 per person, sponsorships available

Where:
The Mayo Hotel
115 W. 5th Street
Tulsa, OK  74103
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Sponsor: Tulsa CASA, Inc.
Telephone: 918-584-2272
Contact Name: Paula McKay
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Support youth leaders emerging from Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Tulsa. Each candidate is competing for higher education scholarships. Our goal is for youth leader to be a winner and advance with...

Cost: $50 Individual Tickets and Sponsor Levels

Where:
Global Learning Center at ORU
7777 S Lewis Avenue
Tulsa, OK  74171
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Sponsor: The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Tulsa
Telephone: 918-587-7801
Contact Name: Samantha Knappen
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America’s LARGEST interactive comedy murder mystery dinner show is now playing at the Hilton Garden Inn Tulsa Broken Arrow! At The Dinner Detective, you’ll tackle a challenging crime while you...

Cost: 59.95

Where:
Hilton Garden Inn Tulsa- Broken Arrow
420 W Albany St.
Broken Arrow, OK  74012
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Telephone: 866-496-0535
Contact Name: The Dinner Detective
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6-10:30 p.m. Southern Hills Country Club, 2636 E. 61st Street. The 2019 Lunar New Year Gala at Southern Hills Country Club will be an elegant evening of candlelight, fine dining, children’s party...

Cost: $150, individual tickets; $1,000-$25,000, sponsorships.

Where:
Southern Hills Country Club
2636 E. 61st Street
Tulsa, OK  74136
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Sponsor: Dillon International
Telephone: 918-748-5613
Contact Name: Marcia Graham
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COOKING UP COMPASSION FACT SHEET ABOUT THE EVENT:  Long time donors Margo and Kent Dunbar are Honorary Chairs for the event. Now in its fourteenth year, Cooking Up Compassion raises funds for the...

Cost: $250

Where:
Tulsa Ballroom at the Cox Business Center
3rd & Houston
Tulsa
Tulsa, OK  74135
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Sponsor: Catholic Charities
Telephone: 918-508-7115
Contact Name: Jennifer Allen
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Winterset is an annual formal event of the Osteopathic Founders Foundation which brings together the osteopathic profession and their community partners to benefit projects which improve the health...

Cost: $300

Where:
Hyatt Regency Tulsa
100 E 2nd St
Tulsa, OK  74103
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Sponsor: Osteopathic Founders Foundation
Telephone: 918-551-7300
Contact Name: Michele Caine
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Sunday in the Park with George follows painter Georges Seurat in the months leading up to the completion of his most famous painting, "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte." Consumed...

Cost: $25.00 for adults, $22.50 for students & seniors with ID

Where:
Tulsa Performing Arts Center
110 E. 2nd St.
Tulsa, OK  74103
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Sponsor: American Theatre Company
Telephone: (918) 747-9494
Contact Name: Meghan Hurley
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Art film meets dance at Oklahoma Dance Film Festival

This year's program features more than 20 films from around the world, presented on Sunday at the Central Library.

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2.4: #KnopeLife — Anna America

Anna America took the helm at Tulsa’s Parks and Recreation department in the fall of 2018, but she is certainly no stranger to life in the public eye.

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7 strategies to help you make the A-LIST

The competition is tough for small businesses on our annual readers' choice survey, but a few smart strategies can help you get ahead.

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“Sunday in the Park” is no walk in the park

American Theatre Company prepares for the Oklahoma premiere of the very technically challenging “Sunday in the Park with George,” Feb. 15-24

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2.3: Get that “Woo!” — Tom Basler

A conversation with dueling piano phenom Tom Basler about his many reinventions, both personal and professional.

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